Jamming with Jason Mefford
Learn how to improve yourself, develop stronger relationships professionally and personally, make quicker, better decisions, and become a more authentic, confident and effective leader ... one who gets people to listen and take action with a lot less stress. Intuitive leadership, neural influence, mental mastery from the inside out... and so much more.
Education
Self-Improvement
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Finding Your Voice Again with Gina Hansen
<p>In today's #jammingwithjason #podcast I talk with my friend Gina Hansen about her experience when the rug got pulled out from under her life. When you listen to this entire episode you will learn all that Gina experienced in the span of six months, and how she was able to find her voice again. An amazing story!</p> <p>Going from feeling sad and alone to feeling peaceful bliss, and enjoying the beauty that surrounds her. It's a great reminder to live every day, laugh, smell the roses, and live in an environment that allows you to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually... something we all desperately need.</p> <p>I'm sure you are already preparing financially for retirement (or whatever the next phase of your life will bring), but are you preparing emotionally and connecting with your real identity or living someone else's expectation of your life?</p> <p>When you hear reference to "TCP" during the episode that is the Transformational Coaching Program with Jim Fortin, where Gina and I met.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason244/">https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason244/</a></p> <p><br></p>
51 min
2
Making Life Less Complicated
<p>Life sometimes gets complicated, and that often leads to unnecessary stress and anxiety. Whether you realize it or not, much of the #stress and #anxiety you feel when things are complicated are caused by YOU!</p> <p><br></p> <p>In today's #jammingwithjason #podcast episode, Kathy Gruver and Jason Mefford take the time to discuss various practical ways to help reduce stress and to make your day to day life much easier, and way less complicated!</p> <p><br></p> <p>And... no jugs were harmed while making this podcast. You'll get the joke when you tune into this episode.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
29 min
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Caring for People is Leadership with Stacey Graham
<p>A lot of people in the corporate world may find themselves entering into leadership roles, whether as their permanent position or just for a temporary amount of time.&nbsp;</p> <p>Many of these people may only have had experience in the more technical aspects of their jobs, and may not be very prepared to lead others.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Stacey Graham has been helping many people adapt to leadership positions, and in today's podcast we are going to sit down with her and learn how to become better leaders!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Reach out the Stacey on Instagram @staceysc</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason242/">https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason242/</a></p>
71 min
4
Encore: Resolving Conflicts at Work with Ken Cloke
<p>Conflict seems like a dirty word, one most people want to avoid. Unfortunately it is a part of everyday life at work and in our personal lives, so we need to understand it and learn how to deal with conflict.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I discuss conflict concepts with Ken Cloke from his book: Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Ken Cloke is a world-recognized mediator, dialogue facilitator, conflict resolution systems designer, teacher, public speaker, &nbsp;author of numerous books and articles, and a pioneer and leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution for the last 37 years.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Ken created the Center for Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica, CA, where he has been a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, coach, consultant and trainer, specializing in communication, collaborative negotiation, dialogue facilitation, and resolving complex multi-party disputes, including thousands of marital, divorce, family, community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment, discrimination, and public policy disputes; and designing preventative conflict resolution systems for public and private sector organizations.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Get your copy of Ken's book through Amazon at: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Resolving-Conflicts-Work-Strategies-Everyone/dp/0470922249">https://www.amazon.com/Resolving-Conflicts-Work-Strategies-Everyone/dp/0470922249</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more and connect with Ken at: <a href="https://www.kencloke.com/">https://www.kencloke.com/</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason53/">https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason53/</a></p> <p><br></p>
50 min
5
Flashback Friday: Modern Leader Skills
<p>You probably already know how much harder it is now to be a leader. What used to work, doesn't work so well now, and you may find yourself feeling more isolated, having difficult conversations with your peers and co-workers, and feeling a lot more stressed.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Chances are you may be still using traditional leader skills and haven't switched yet to more effective modern skills.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #podcast episode we discuss some of the new skills you need to be successful in this brave new world of working remotely under a new workplace culture, so you don't risk becoming a burned out dinosaur.</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you are an audit leader, you should seriously consider joining the Audit Leader Forum, so you have access to these modern skills. The ONLY program to give you the tools to become a successful, confident leader for a modern audit team. Learn more at: <a href="https://bit.ly/AuditLeader">https://bit.ly/AuditLeader</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>#internalaudit #leadership&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason230/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason230/</a></p>
30 min
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Encore: The Power of Music with Joseph Young
<p>This is a fun #jammingwithjason #podcast episode because I not only get to talk about music (which I love), but I also get to connect with a childhood friend who is an award winning musician, Joseph L. Young.</p> <p><br></p> <p>From just listening to music you enjoy, to playing an instrument, music can provide many psychological benefits such as reducing stress or getting into your "flow" state.&nbsp;</p> <p>Music provides many outlets that can enrich one's life. Listen in to learn more about the many positive effects that music can bring to you! &nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Whatever you do, check out Joseph's music on Apple, Pandora, Spotify, pretty much anywhere you can listen to music and his website: <a href="https://josephlyoung.com/">https://josephlyoung.com/</a> When you do, you will see the power music can have on your emotions, mindfulness, and help you transform you life.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason184/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason184/</a></p>
47 min
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Flashback Friday: Assessing the Value of Learni...
<p>How do you assess the value of learning opportunities? Perhaps you may look at it as a cost per hour type of expenditure.&nbsp;</p> <p>Well in today's episode I'm here to discuss how that is a flawed mindset and in what ways one should be looking at the various opportunities that are out there.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason174/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason174/</a></p>
36 min
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Compassion and Self-Care with Staci Ogle
<p>For a lot of people it can be easy to find themselves in a rut, feel stuck, or that the entire world has burned down around them.&nbsp;</p> <p>I know I have felt this way before, and our guest, Staci Ogle, has felt this way also.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Today we're going to discuss how compassion towards yourself can make large strides in repairing all the damage that life may deal to you.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Reach out to Staci on Instagram (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/iamcoachstaci/">https://www.instagram.com/iamcoachstaci/</a>) or her website: <a href="//staciogle.com">staciogle.com</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason237/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason237/</a></p>
63 min
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Flashback Friday: How to Beat Imposter Syndrome...
<p>I'm talking today with Sam Osbourne about how to beat imposter syndrome.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Imposter syndrome is the fear that your own inadequacies (whether real or not) will be exposed to your peers and thus discredit your accomplishments.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Does this sound like you? Well this may sound a bit cliche, but YOU ARE NOT ALONE.</p> <p><br></p> <p>So tune in to todays episode to learn how you can beat imposter syndrome! &nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more about Sam at: <a href="https://samosbourne.com/">https://samosbourne.com/</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason198/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason198/</a></p>
39 min
10
Clearing Subs-Conscious Fears and Self Doubt wi...
<p>Sometimes when you're trying to make changes in life, it can be easy to get in your own way.</p> <p>Today we have Ashrita Tiwari on the show to discuss with us how we can work on our own self conscious tendencies in order to help make more positive changes in our lives. &nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more and connect with Ashrita at: <a href="//ashritatiwari.com">ashritatiwari.com</a> and on Instagram @ashrita_coach</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
54 min
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Flashback Friday: Internal Audit Must Embrace C...
<p>Today we bring back an old one from the ancient age of 2019. Give the episode a listen and let's see how the current world of Internal Audit compares to what was mentioned those 3 years ago!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>I spent the last several months interviewing many chief audit executives (CAEs) from all over the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of internal audit. What I found is that not only is the pace of change accelerating at an alarming rate, but along with the mounting challenges come plenty of opportunities too. From these interviews, and my own experiences as a CAE at two organizations, I have identified some clear trends, challenges, and opportunities that most CAEs are working to address.</p> <p><br></p> <p>#internalaudit #cae #chiefauditexecutive</p>
39 min
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Choice, Meditation, and Getting a Good Night Sl...
<p>Many people think it's a waste of productive time to sit and meditate for a few minutes each day, or take the time to get a good night sleep. I understand. I used to feel the same way.</p> <p><br></p> <p>But what if what you think is actually not true? What if science actually proves that take a few minutes each day to choose to train your brain can actually make you more productive, less stressed, and more healthy.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Wouldn't that be worth investing a few minutes each day? Of course it would... and the scientific studies back it up.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this special #jammingwithjason #podcast episode I talk with Ariel Garten about just that. This episode is full of some practical tips from someone whose life mission is to help people understand how their brain and mind work - both the nuts and bolts and neurons, and how that plays out in the messy and beautiful human experience. She inspires people to understand you can accomplish anything you want by understanding what actually goes on in your own mind.</p> <p><br></p> <p>You can see why I was so excited and geeked out in this episode, and when you listen to this entire episode and share with your friends and family you can accomplish anything you want.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Ariel Garten is probably one of the most interesting people you will meet. She is a Neuroscientists, mom, former psychotherapist, former fashion designer, and the co-founder and visionary or an amazing and highly successful tech startup Muse.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Ariel is also the co-host of the Untangle Podcast.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Muse tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditations, guiding you into the "zone" and solve the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice. Muse lets you know when you are doing it right, and it's a product I personally use.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more at: <a href="https://choosemuse.com/">https://choosemuse.com/</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason234/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason234/</a></p> <p>Get a VIP backstage pass and behind the scenes information when you join the VIP Lounge with Jason Mefford: <a href="Get a VIP backstage pass and behind the scenes information when you join the VIP Lounge with Jason Mefford: https://www.jasonmefford.com/vip/" target="_blank">https://www.jasonmefford.com/vip/&nbsp;</a></p>
44 min
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Know Yourself Using Human Design with Stefanie ...
<p>You may already be familiar with personality profiles like Myers-Briggs or DISC that you can use to learn more about yourself and others as ways to relate and communicate better with others.</p> <p>Have you heard of Human Design?</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #podcast I talk with Stefanie Elias about this new option of getting to know yourself better. When we know ourselves better, accept our own uniqueness, and be that person we help bring our unique gifts to the world. We can also have more compassion for ourselves and others.</p> <p>And as always, what we are talking about is kind of what we are really talking about. Take a listen and see what you need to hear this week.</p> <p>Reach out to Stefanie on social media through Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn:</p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stef.e1010/">https://www.instagram.com/stefanie_humandesign/</a> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanie-elias-human-design-guide-196884209/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanie-elias-human-design-guide-196884209/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014047359326">https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014047359326</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>#humandesign</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason233/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason233/</a></p>
56 min
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Encore: Thinking, Reflecting and Being Intentio...
<p>In this #jammingwithjason #podcast I speak with my friend Mo Issa about his journey of self discovery and finding what is really important in life.</p> <p><br></p> <p>I met Mo many years ago when we were both trained to be coaches by Brian Tracy and we have continued our friendship as our paths keep crossing. Mo is one of the most authentic, reflective and wise people I know, so thought it was perfect to have him on the podcast to discuss how to become more self-aware, intentional, and learn how to slow down and relax… things most of us don’t start doing until a mid-life crisis.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And I’m guessing you don’t want to have a “crisis” in your life to before you start implementing this wisdom, right?!</p> <p><br></p> <p>And of course, like usual there are lots of quotable lines and lessons for you to develop habits that help you live your best life and get the most out of your career.</p> <p><br></p> <p>How can you reflect more and be intentional in your life?</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you are an audit leader, one way to be more intentional and take control of your career is to join the Audit Leader Forum. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/AuditLeader</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen to this episode at: https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason192/</p>
46 min
15
Tools of the Trade
<p>In this #jammingwithjason #podcast episode we are talking tools, and even Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor from Home Improvement would be proud of all the tool references.</p> <p><br></p> <p>But the tools you need to be successful now are not circular saws, hammers, or screwdrivers. They are the mental, emotional, and even spiritual tools to help you navigate the ups and downs of life and keep you from experiencing the fear, anxiety and stress so many people feel since they don't have these tools in their tool box.</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you are an audit leader, you should seriously consider joining the Audit Leader Forum, so you have access to tools of the trade to help you in any challenging situation. The ONLY program to give you the tools to become a successful, confident leader for a modern audit team. Learn more at: <a href="https://bit.ly/AuditLeader">https://bit.ly/AuditLeader</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>#internalaudit #leadership</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason231/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason231/</a></p>
32 min
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Modern Leader Skills
<p>You probably already know how much harder it is now to be a leader. What used to work, doesn't work so well now, and you may find yourself feeling more isolated, having difficult conversations with your peers and co-workers, and feeling a lot more stressed.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Chance are you may be still using traditional leader skills and haven't switched yet to more effective modern skills.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #podcast episode we discuss some of the new skills you need to be successful in this brave new world of working remotely under a new workplace culture, so you don't risk becoming a burned out dinosaur.</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you are an audit leader, you should seriously consider joining the Audit Leader Forum, so you have access to these modern skills. The ONLY program to give you the tools to become a successful, confident leader for a modern audit team. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/AuditLeader</p> <p><br></p> <p>#internalaudit #leadership&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason230/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason230/</a></p>
30 min
17
Taking the Opportunity of a Lifetime with Rashe...
<p>What came happen when you are committed to investing in your growth, and you have a fire to learn? You can speed up your career by years.</p> <p><br></p> <p>But don't take my word for it, listen to this #jammingwithjason #podcast episode and hear a real life case study of what Rashelle Herrera has been able to accomplish in less than a year.</p> <p><br></p> <p>You will hear about the importance of establishing, maintaining and sustaining relationships, being what your organization needs when it needs it, taking the opportunity of a lifetime even though it's scary, and what you can accomplish when you aren't afraid and keep learning.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And when you have access to the tools and resources you need and deserve, the sky is the limit on what you can accomplish.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Discover if the Audit Leader Forum and Certified Chief Audit Executive (cCAE) programs discussed in this episode are right for you by visiting these websites so you can take your own opportunity of a lifetime. #internalaudit</p> <p><br></p> <p>Audit Leader Forum: <a href="https://bit.ly/3aEjNQb">https://bit.ly/3aEjNQb</a></p> <p>Certified Chief Audit Executive (cCAE): <a href="https://bit.ly/3AmqdOO">https://bit.ly/3AmqdOO</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason229/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason229/</a></p>
40 min
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Living Aligned Lights Me Up with Chenise Iwamasa
<p>Have you ever got up from bed and wondered "what am I doing?", "why am I doing this?", or "am I doing the right thing?"</p> <p>Our guest Chenise Iwamasa is a lawyer based in Hawaii that has a great story on how she was able to find meaning within her career.</p> <p>If you have ever felt a little lost on why you are where you are, or frustrated with your current job, then today's episode is a great listen for you!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Connect with Chenise at <a href="https://zivalaw.com/">https://zivalaw.com/</a> or on Instagram</p>
57 min
19
Professional Success and Personal Happiness wit...
<p>Influence is a big part professional success, and many people conflate it with manipulation. Because Influence is not a negative thing, becoming an influential person comes from a place of goodness within ourselves.</p> <p>Building success and happiness is rooted in influence. Whether it be you influencing others, or others influencing you.&nbsp;</p> <p>So tune in to today's episode with our special guest Brian Ahearn and learn how to build more fulfilling connections with others.&nbsp;</p> <p>Learn more and contact Brian at: <a href="https://www.influencepeople.biz/">https://www.influencepeople.biz/</a> where you will also be able to find details about his new book "The Influencer: Secrets to Success and Happiness" discussed in this episode, or you can find it through Amazon.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason227/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason227/</a></p>
48 min
20
Grief and Loss is a Gift with Debbie Wood
<p>A little out of the ordinary for this podcast, but today we will be talking about grief and loss. Something that all of us either have felt or will feel in our lives.</p> <p>It may be hard to stay on the positive side during situations like these, but we have Debbie here with us to discuss how we can turn these emotions around for the better.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Reach out to Debbie at: <a href="//parentslivingbeyondgrief@gmail.com">parentslivingbeyondgrief@gmail.com</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>and for some of the yummy maple syrup mentioned in this episode go to: <a href="//www.woodssyrup.com">www.woodssyrup.com</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason226/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason226/</a></p> <p><br></p>
58 min
21
Hope and Deep Authentic Connection with Michell...
<p>Who would want to listen to a podcast featuring 2 CPAs?&nbsp;</p> <p>Yeah, me either.</p> <p>But today's episode does not have anything to do with taxes or any of that boring stuff!!!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Michelle is here with us to discuss how we can form deep and more meaningful conversations with other people, whether they be with co-workers or others outside of work.</p> <p>So here's to throwing out all the "technical jargon" and become a relationship ninja forming strong bonds with others... Even if it is while discussing those dreaded taxes :P</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason225/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason225/</a></p>
56 min
22
Losing My Religion
<p>In today's episode I want to talk to you about music. More specifically the REM song "Losing My Religion". Believe it or not, this song isn't literally about religion.</p> <p>Since there is a lot of meaning behind the original term "losing my religion" as well as the ACTUAL meaning of the song to it's writers, there are a lot of great talking points that I will be bringing up with you today!</p> <p>... and if you are wondering, yes I will be playing an acoustic cover of the song. So tune in!&nbsp;</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason224/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason224/</a></p>
34 min
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Mastering Self Control by Allowing with Reshand...
<p>Instead of forcing or controlling every aspect of a situation today we have Reshanda Yates on to discuss the art of allowing.</p> <p>Sometimes through being okay with letting situations play out without overbearing intervention we can end up having better outcomes.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you feel like perfectionism may be holding you back, then take a listen to this weeks episode, because you will definitely find quite a few gems in here!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Connect with Reshanda at: <a href="https://reshandayates.com/">https://reshandayates.com/</a> and on Instagram and Facebook.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason223/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason223/</a></p>
58 min
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Paradigm Shifts and Creating Empowerment in the...
<p>This is another tables-are-turned episode where Jason Mefford is interviewed by Angela Noelle for the Reclaim Your FIRE Podcast.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this episode, Jason is being interviewed by Angela to discuss how to have a stress free work environment and to help others break free from that feeling of being a slave to corporate culture.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Connect with Angela on Instagram at: i.am.angela.noelle or on her website: <a href="https://angelanoelleinternational.com/">https://angelanoelleinternational.com/</a> and check out her #podcast Reclaim Your F.I.R.E.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason222/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason222/</a></p>
43 min
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From Burn Out to on F.I.R.E with Angela Noelle
<p>Whether you realize it or not, you may be more stressed out than you think. Due to this, you may be just one conversation or event away from dealing with the dreaded burnout.&nbsp;</p> <p>In today's episode we have Angela Noelle with us to help business owners and entrepreneurs get out of that burnout rut through teaching:</p> <p><br></p> <p>Financial Abundance,</p> <p>Inner Peace,</p> <p>Radiant Health,</p> <p>&amp; Energy Alignment.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>So grab your flint and tinder and let's catch FIRE!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Connect with Angela on Instagram at: i.am.angela.noelle or on her website: https://angelanoelleinternational.com/</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason221/</p> <p><br></p>
47 min
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Flashback Friday: Balancing Work / Life Commitm...
<p>With the removal of the work / life compartmentalization the world of covid can affect our productivity quite a lot.</p> <p>From finding workspace at home, raising children, internet bandwidth issues, and dealing with life in general, adaptability is key.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today we're joined by Dawn Vogel who will share tips with us on how to handle this added stress of working at home.&nbsp;</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason154/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason154/</a></p>
43 min
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Mistakes Are Part of Life with Nicola Osinaike
<p>Sometimes various points in our life may seem random and unguided. Perhaps you think that you aren't sure what it is you are doing?&nbsp;</p> <p>But sometimes, if you look back on your own life, these "random" occurrences, and mistakes made along the way were exactly the experiences you needed to get you to where you are today and where you are going.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Making mistakes can be a scary thing, and in today's podcast we have Nicola Osinaike on the show to talk to us about how to overcome that fear and allow our mistakes to make us better people.</p> <p><br></p> <p>To connect with Nicola, reach out to her on her website: <a href="https://www.auditdatahub.com/">https://www.auditdatahub.com/</a> or through LinkedIn at: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolaosinaike/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolaosinaike/</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason219/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason219/</a></p>
51 min
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Keep Calm and Carry On!
<p>If you are an overthinker, someone who finds themselves sweating the small stuff or just someone who feels like they need to control every aspect of their life then this episode is for you!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Jason will share with you today some stories from his own life, along with a little bit of a musical treat with you.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>So lets keep calm and tune in to today's episode!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason218/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason218/</a></p> <p><br></p>
24 min
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Rising from the Mailroom to the Boardroom with ...
<p>In today's episode we bring back Bruce Turner to discuss how to improve yourself in your career, and how to become the leader that you will need to be.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you feel like your career may be feeling stagnant, or you continue to keep getting looked over for that coveted promotion, today's podcast is a must listen!</p> <p>Get a copy of Bruce's latest book: "Rising from the Mailroom to the Boardroom</p> <p>Unique Insights for Governance, Risk, Compliance and Audit Leaders" at <a href="https://www.routledge.com/Rising-from-the-Mailroom-to-the-Boardroom-Unique-Insights-for-Governance/Turner/p/book/9780367559991 ">https://www.routledge.com/Rising-from-the-Mailroom-to-the-Boardroom-Unique-Insights-for-Governance/Turner/p/book/9780367559991&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason217/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason217/</a></p>
56 min
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Flashback Friday: Moving from a CPE Mindset to ...
<p>Many professionals get caught in a CPE mindset when it comes to professional development. A CPE mindset will not get you promotions or new positions. In the knowledge revolution, we have to become lifelong learners - those concerned with learning and growing each day, week, and month - not just completing hours of random CPE each year. Find out how to switch mindsets, increase your likelihood of having your training requests approved, and some questions you can ask yourself to be proactive with your learning opportunities.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason8/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason8/</a></p>
31 min
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Be Careful What You Measure with Guido Van Drunen
<p>In today's podcast we have Guido Van Drunen back on the show to discuss with us how what we are measuring may not be what we SHOULD be measuring.&nbsp;</p> <p>While measuring certain data points, it can be easy to create certain situations where we bring about unintended consequences.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Despite the fact that some of these consequences may not be nefarious in nature, it can lead to quite destructive behavior.</p> <p><br></p> <p>One common example would be that if a company tracks safety metrics, it may lead to employees no longer reporting on the job accidents in order to continue receiving certain incentives.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>So listen in to today's episode and see how policy can be changed for the better.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Check out Guido's article "Benchmarking Drives Behavior" at: <a href="https://guidonvandrunen.substack.com/p/benchmark-drives-behavior">https://guidonvandrunen.substack.com/p/benchmark-drives-behavior</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason215/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason215/</a></p> <p><br></p>
59 min
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Flashback Friday: Assessing the Value of Learni...
<p>How do you assess the value of learning opportunities? Perhaps you may look at it as a cost per hour type of expenditure.&nbsp;</p> <p>Well in today's episode I'm here to discuss how that is a flawed mindset and in what ways one should be looking at the various opportunities that are out there.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason174/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason174/</a></p>
36 min
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Learning from the Inside Out with Sam Osbourne
<p>This is another tables-are-turned #jammingwithjason #podcast episode where Sam Osbourne from The School of Self Worth interviews Jason Mefford.</p> <p><br></p> <p>The topic for today involves life long learning and how it's important to be learning something new everyday!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Highlights of this episode include:</p> <p>-Getting out of your own head (believe it or not, indecision and your own subconscious hampers change!)</p> <p>-The pay off in investing in your own learning</p> <p>-How Learning actually prevents you from being a BORING person</p> <p><br></p> <p>So lets dive in to todays episode and begin growing and becoming a more knowledgeable person than we were yesterday!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason213/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason213/</a></p>
60 min
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Fire & Earth Friday: Trapeze is a Parallel for ...
<p>Today is going to be a high flying episode of Jamming with Jason! If you didn't know, my Fire and Earth co-host Kathy is actually a trapeze artist, and today we will be discussing the life lessons that can be learned through trapeze.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Whether it's trapeze or something else, there is always a lot to learn about life and yourself when you do something that scares the shit out of you!</p> <p><br></p> <p>So take a listen to our Fire and Earth episode and then get out there and do some living!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearth139/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearth139/</a></p>
23 min
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Get out of Self Doubt and Over Thinking with Mo...
<p>In today's episode of #jammingwithjason we speak with Jen Stillion who has been a performer and dance educator for many years.</p> <p>Jen is here to talk with us about helpful ways that we can get out of our own heads and stop sweating the small stuff.&nbsp;</p> <p>Whether you're looking to become a better leader, spouse, executive or whatever, dance is a great way to enjoy yourself and be your own authentic person while removing your own fears and blockages that have been holding you back in life.&nbsp;</p> <p>If this episode resonated with you go ahead and connect with Jen on Instagram @jenstillion</p> <p>Get a VIP backstage pass and behind the scenes information when you sign up for The Jamming with Jason newsletter: <a href="https://bit.ly/3k53OjS" target="_blank">https://bit.ly/3k53OjS</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason211/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason211/</a></p>
42 min
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JwJ Encore: The Power of Music with Joseph Young
<p>In this encore series we bring back a fun #jammingwithjason #podcast episode because I not only get to talk about music (which I love), but I also get to connect with a childhood friend who is an award winning musician, Joseph L. Young.</p> <p><br></p> <p>From just listening to music you enjoy, to playing an instrument, music can provide many psychological benefits such as reducing stress or getting into your "flow" state.&nbsp;</p> <p>Music provides many outlets that can enrich one's life. Listen in to learn more about the many positive effects that music can bring to you! &nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Whatever you do, check out Joseph's music on Apple, Pandora, Spotify, pretty much anywhere you can listen to music and his website: <a href="https://josephlyoung.com/">https://josephlyoung.com/</a> When you do, you will see the power music can have on your emotions, mindfulness, and help you transform you life.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
47 min
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JwJ Encore: Thinking, Reflecting and Being Inte...
<p>In this #jammingwithjason #podcast I speak with my friend Mo Issa about his journey of self discovery and finding what is really important in life.</p> <p><br></p> <p>I met Mo many years ago when we were both trained to be coaches by Brian Tracy and we have continued our friendship as our paths keep crossing. Mo is one of the most authentic, reflective and wise people I know, so thought it was perfect to have him on the podcast to discuss how to become more self-aware, intentional, and learn how to slow down and relax... things most of us don't start doing until a mid-life crisis.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And I'm guessing you don't want to have a "crisis" in your life to before you start implementing this wisdom, right?!</p> <p><br></p> <p>And of course, like usual there are lots of quotable lines and lessons for you to develop habits that help you live your best life and get the most out of your career.</p> <p><br></p> <p>How can you reflect more and be intentional in your life?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more about Mo and sign up for his weekly newsletter at: mo-issa.com</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason192/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason192/</a></p>
46 min
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JwJ Encore: Mindfulness is KEY to Leadership wi...
<p>You've probably heard the term "mindfulness" but does it have any place in corporate #leadership??</p> <p><br></p> <p>Top organizations all around the world are starting to embrace the concept, so this week I'm talking with Marc Lesser on the #JammingwithJason #podcast.</p> <p><br></p> <p>I met Marc several years ago at the Mindful Workplace Summit in northern California who not only has been studying and practicing mindfulness for decades, but he's also been the CEO of several companies, so he knows exactly how mindfulness fits into corporate leadership.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And since command and control, dictator style leadership hurts people, organizations, and is dying... wouldn't you rather learn how to embrace the future of leadership?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is known for his engaging, experiential presentations that integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices and training. He is the author of 4 books, including Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, and CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders which teaches the art of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy for creating great corporate cultures and a better world.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>He founded and was CEO of 3 companies, and has an MBA degree from New York University. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. He leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more about Marc at: <a href="https://marclesser.net/">https://marclesser.net/</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason194/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason194/</a></p>
54 min
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JwJ Encore: Success and Confidence Habits #3
<p>Today is the last day of the Cranked Up To 11 Daily Dose Encore Week of Jamming with Jason!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you missed the Success Habits from last month, &nbsp;we're going to be getting back on stage for the last time TODAY to bring back the end of the fan favorite series.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this special Jamming With Jason 3 part encore series we feature the #fireandearthpodcast where we talk about what kind of habits the most successful people all have in common. So listen in to learn how you can start practicing these habits in your life to unlock your limitless potential.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Since this is a series, you will want to listen to all three success habit episodes and share with your friends and family.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason202/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason202/</a></p>
23 min
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JwJ Encore: Success and Confidence Habits #2
<p>Today is day 2 of the Cranked Up To 11 Daily Dose Encore Week of Jamming with Jason!&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you missed the Success Habits from last month, &nbsp;we're going to be getting back on stage EVERY DAY this week to bring back the fan favorite series.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this special Jamming With Jason 3 part encore series we feature the #fireandearthpodcast where we talk about what kind of habits the most successful people all have in common. So listen in to learn how you can start practicing these habits in your life to unlock your limitless potential.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Since this is a series, you will want to listen to all three success habit episodes and share with your friends and family.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason201/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason201/</a></p> <p><br></p>
26 min
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JwJ Encore: Success and Confidence Habits #1
<p>What makes some people so confident and successful, while others struggle and are frustrated? Is it what they do?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Research says it's the habits they practice, in fact all successful people practice some of the same habits.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this special Jamming With Jason 3 part series we feature the #fireandearthpodcast where we talk about two of those previously mentioned habits. So listen in to learn how you can start practicing these habits in your life to unlock your limitless potential.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And since this is a series, you will want to listen to all three success habit episodes and share with your friends and family.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason200/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason200/</a></p>
28 min
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Unifying Risk Management and Compliance with To...
<p>This is another tables-are-turned #jammingwithjason #podcast episode where Tom Fox interviews Jason Mefford for the FCPA Compliance Report podcast on the Compliance Podcast Network.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this Episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, Tom Fox is joined by Jason Mefford, a top thought leader in internal controls. We discuss his podcast Jamming with Jason, his online academy cRisk Academy and a unified theory of risk management. Highlights include:</p> <p><br></p> <p>- Why he began his podcast.</p> <p>- How professionals consume information and content in 2021.</p> <p>- Why he founded cRisk Academy.</p> <p>- Unified risk management and compliance.</p> <p>- What’s new in internal controls.</p> <p>- The current state of live music.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason204/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason204/</a></p> <p><br></p>
39 min
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Flashback Friday: Playing the Game without Help...
<p>In this week's #jammingwithjason I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Many of you are playing the game of your career without much help. The problem is, others in your organization are getting help, which means you are playing at a big disadvantage.</p> <p>I'm not talking about a lack of resources or struggling to get budget and support. It's about getting yourself the training, coaching, and support you need to play varsity-level sport... like your peers. It's about having the right balance (e.g. American football: offense, defense, passing, running) to get you performing at an elite status.</p> <p>Take a listen and see some of the areas where getting a little extra help, will go along way in helping you play the game of your career and life as a champion.</p> <p>If you are a CAE and really serious about elevating the status of internal audit in your organization, improving your executive presence, and getting best practices and thought leadership from like-minded CAEs, the CAE Forum is for you.</p>
26 min
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Success and Confidence Habits #3
<p>What makes some people so confident and successful, while others struggle and are frustrated? Is it what they do?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Research says it's the habits they practice, in fact all successful people practice some of the same habits.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this special Jamming With Jason 3 part series we feature the #fireandearthpodcast where we talk about the last three habits. So listen in to learn how you can start practicing these habits in your life to unlock your limitless potential.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And since this is a series, you will want to listen to all three success habit episodes and share with your friends and family.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason202/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason202/</a></p>
23 min
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Success and Confidence Habits #2
<p>What makes some people so confident and successful, while others struggle and are frustrated? Is it what they do?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Research says it's the habits they practice, in fact all successful people practice some of the same habits.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this special Jamming With Jason 3 part series we feature the #fireandearthpodcast where we talk about two of those previously mentioned habits. So listen in to learn how you can start practicing these habits in your life to unlock your limitless potential.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And since this is a series, you will want to listen to all three success habit episodes and share with your friends and family.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason201/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason201/</a></p>
26 min
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Success and Confidence Habits #1
<p>What makes some people so confident and successful, while others struggle and are frustrated? Is it what they do?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Research says it's the habits they practice, in fact all successful people practice some of the same habits.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this special Jamming With Jason 3 part series we feature the #fireandearthpodcast where we talk about two of those previously mentioned habits. So listen in to learn how you can start practicing these habits in your life to unlock your limitless potential.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And since this is a series, you will want to listen to all three success habit episodes and share with your friends and family.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason200/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason200/</a></p>
28 min
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Flashback Friday: Get Out of the Echo Chamber
<p>You're in an echo chamber and probably don't even realize it. In this #JammingwithJason #podcast episode we look into how your echo chambers are probably holding you back in realizing your potential, and how you can break free.</p> <p><br></p> <p>I'm also sharing some thoughts on the recently released 2021 North American Pulse of #InternalAudit report. Take a listen and then read the report for yourself. Choose what to believe and what not to believe. Most importantly, make your own decisions and stop letting other people tell you what to believe and what to do.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>True freedom comes when you free your mind.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason156/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason156/</a></p>
43 min
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How to Beat Imposter Syndrome with Sam Osbourne
<p>I'm talking today with Sam Osbourne about how to beat imposter syndrome.&nbsp;</p> <p>Imposter syndrome is the fear that your own inadequacies (whether real or not) will be exposed to your peers and thus discredit your accomplishments.</p> <p>Does this sound like you? Well this may sound a bit cliché, but YOU ARE NOT ALONE.</p> <p>So tune in to todays episode to learn how you can beat imposter syndrome! &nbsp;</p> <p>Learn more about Sam at: <a href="https://samosbourne.com/">https://samosbourne.com/</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason198/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason198/</a></p>
39 min
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Flashback Friday: Welcome to the Jungle of Onli...
<p>Seems like everyone and their dog is now offering online training saying the equivalent of "We got everything you want honey, We are the people that can find whatever you may need. If you got the money, honey we got your disease."</p> <p><br></p> <p>I've been in the online space now for about 10 years, and I know all the different words people use may be a little confusing to know exactly what you are getting.</p> <p><br></p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I do a little public service announcement (PSA) to help you hack your way through the jungle by explaining what certain words mean in the online space, what you can expect by the words used, and three questions to ask yourself before you register or purchase online webinars or course... so you know what you are getting and don't get surprised.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Online vs. virtual. Learning vs. training. Webinar vs. course. On-demand, forum, summit, in-person... and the list goes on. I discuss each, so you are better prepared to find exactly what you need in the online space.</p> <p><br></p> <p>If you are interested in a learning platform that was around long before the pandemic, and will be around long after, check out cRisk Academy: the largest on-demand, webinar, and certification learning platform for internal auditors.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Join thousands of professionals getting technical, soft-skills, certifications, and community though cRisk Academy. Lifetime access, 30-day money-back guarantee, and an online community included with all on-demand courses.</p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf">https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf</a></p>
28 min
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Leadership Biases in Returning to the Office wi...
<p>Mistakes from some of the largest companies in the world on return to the office is costing billions of dollars.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Don't want to make the same mistakes? Listen to this #JammingwithJason #podcast where I talk with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky about what the result of research from organizations like Harvard, SHRM, Microsoft and others is showing about the reality of bring employees back into the office.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And the numbers are shocking!! You'll see how much more productive employees are when they work from home, how 50% of employees will look for a new job if they don't have remote work options, and how ineffective it is to manage people in person versus remotely.</p> <p><br></p> <p>We discuss what employees really want based on the research, cognitive biases leaders continue to make when it comes to returning to the office (some of which are very discriminatory), and how a team led hybrid with some full remote options is quickly becoming the new normal, along with what you need to do to be successful and more productive.</p> <p><br></p> <p>You can get a copy of Gleb's new book "Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams: A Manual on Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage" on Amazon here: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Gleb-Tsipursky-ebook/dp/B095J5NNJW/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&amp;crid=NIBH8I6FUAAY&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=gleb+tsipursky&amp;qid=1626801990&amp;sprefix=gleb+tsi%2Caps%2C188&amp;sr=8-1">https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Gleb-Tsipursky-ebook/dp/B095J5NNJW/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&amp;crid=NIBH8I6FUAAY&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=gleb+tsipursky&amp;qid=1626801990&amp;sprefix=gleb+tsi%2Caps%2C188&amp;sr=8-1</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
49 min
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Flashback Friday: Ask Better Questions with Rob...
<p>In todays episode we're joined with Robert Berry to discuss how to ask better questions. By asking better questions we will end up getting better answers which will allow us to perform better audits.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>From overcoming the fear of looking stupid or the fear of failing, to taking an interest in the people around you, you will be able to communicate better with others and thus ask better questions and advance your career!</p> <p><br></p> <p>To get all of the secrets for how to ask better questions, get better answers, and perform better audits, get a copy of Robert's book at: <a href="https://thatauditguy.com/ask-get-perform-book/">https://thatauditguy.com/ask-get-perform-book/</a> reach out to him on LinkedIn or through his website: <a href="https://thatauditguy.com/">https://thatauditguy.com/</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
37 min
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Mindfulness is KEY to Leadership with Marc Lesser
<p>You've probably heard the term "mindfulness" but does it have any place in corporate #leadership??</p> <p><br></p> <p>Top organizations all around the world are starting to embrace the concept, so this week I'm talking with Marc Lesser on the #JammingwithJason #podcast.</p> <p><br></p> <p>I met Marc several years ago at the Mindful Workplace Summit in northern California who not only has been studying and practicing mindfulness for decades, but he's also been the CEO of several companies, so he knows exactly how mindfulness fits into corporate leadership.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And since command and control, dictator style leadership hurts people, organizations, and is dying... wouldn't you rather learn how to embrace the future of leadership?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is known for his engaging, experiential presentations that integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices and training. He is the author of 4 books, including Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, and CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders which teaches the art of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy for creating great corporate cultures and a better world.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>He founded and was CEO of 3 companies, and has an MBA degree from New York University. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. He leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more about Marc at: <a href="https://marclesser.net/">https://marclesser.net/</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
54 min
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Flashback Friday: Get Out of the Echo Chamber
<p>You're in an echo chamber and probably don't even realize it. In this #JammingwithJason #podcast episode we look into how your echo chambers are probably holding you back in realizing your potential, and how you can break free.</p> <p><br></p> <p>I'm also sharing some thoughts on the recently released 2021 North American Pulse of #InternalAudit report. Take a listen and then read the report for yourself. Choose what to believe and what not to believe. Most importantly, make your own decisions and stop letting other people tell you what to believe and what to do.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>True freedom comes when you free your mind.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p><br></p>
43 min
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Thinking, Reflecting and Being Intentional with...
<p>In this #jammingwithjason #podcast I speak with my friend Mo Issa about his journey of self discovery and finding what is really important in life.</p> <p><br></p> <p>I met Mo many years ago when we were both trained to be coaches by Brian Tracy and we have continued our friendship as our paths keep crossing. Mo is one of the most authentic, reflective and wise people I know, so thought it was perfect to have him on the podcast to discuss how to become more self-aware, intentional, and learn how to slow down and relax... things most of us don't start doing until a mid-life crisis.</p> <p><br></p> <p>And I'm guessing you don't want to have a "crisis" in your life to before you start implementing this wisdom, right?!</p> <p><br></p> <p>And of course, like usual there are lots of quotable lines and lessons for you to develop habits that help you live your best life and get the most out of your career.</p> <p><br></p> <p>How can you reflect more and be intentional in your life?</p> <p><br></p> <p>Learn more about Mo and sign up for his weekly newsletter at: <a href="//mo-issa.com">mo-issa.com</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href="http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/">http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
46 min
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Flashback Friday: Your Title Doesn't Make You a...
<p>Have you ever worked for a horrible boss? If you are like most people, a couple of faces just popped into your mind.</p> <p>We've all worked with horrible bosses who didn't use Intuitive Leadership, Neural Influence, or Mental Mastery... and it's HARD to be a leader without them, and painful for the people you work with if you don't.</p> <p>I'm talking about #leadership in this #jammingwithjason episode. Technical skills and a fancy title, doesn't make you a good leader. In fact, you may be a horrible boss and not even realize it. </p> <p>What does it take to be a leader with executive presence who can navigate through the politics, the good times, and the challenging times? Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> to find out.</p>
27 min
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Leadership is an Inside Out Game
<p>Have you ever worked for a horrible boss? If you are a boss, how do you know that YOU aren't the horrible boss? </p> <p>In todays #jammingwithjason #podcast episode we discuss the changes in work mentality and how leadership should change in order to promote a better working environment.</p> <p>So let's leave the old broken model of command and control corporate leadership behind and start adopting better leadership style that promote a better work culture, is more authentic, and comes from a place of internal power and love.</p> <p> </p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
25 min
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Flashback Friday: Invest in Yourself or Nobody ...
<p>As we move forward in our career it's easy to wake up one day and realize we haven't really invested in ourselves in years. I know, cause I've been there too. We get so busy dealing with the day-to-day stresses on our job, trying to balance life-work commitments that we don't take time to invest in ourselves. We become dependent on our employer to provide or pay for training, and when that doesn't happen we usually stop taking the time for personal development. After all, we have so much else on our plate, and we don't believe we "have" the time or money.</p> <p>In this episode, I discuss two "gods" of the strings that we can learn a lot about how to become an expert in our craft. It takes, blood, sweat and tears ... of daily / weekly / monthly consistent dedication ... and a mindset to "make" the time or money investment in ourselves. Learn how these two individuals put in the time to become icons of their instruments.</p> <p>If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to make time and invest in yourself. If you don't do it, nobody else will think it's important either. When we do invest, we may not become "gods," but the sky in definitely the limit on what we can accomplish.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
32 min
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A Facelift for Compliance with Tom Fox
<p>In case you missed it, there has been a lot of change in how organizations are dealing with #compliance. Risk management concepts, use of data, using compliance to lead to greater business efficiency, third-party risk, just to name a few.</p> <p>It's as if compliance has gotten a face lift recently and looks a whole lot more like a risk function adding value instead of just a cost of doing business.</p> <p>I'm joined by Tom Fox to discuss some of the recent changes and how he has incorporated the "nuts and bolts" needed to operationalize compliance in your organization in his updated "The Compliance Handbook, 2nd Edition" where he shares practical tips like 31 days to a more effective compliance function.</p> <p>As usual, we don't just jam about compliance and #risk, but also music and some career advice you won't want to miss.</p> <p>Save 20% on Tom's new book when you use this link: <a href='https://lexisnexis.com/fox20'>https://lexisnexis.com/fox20</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
40 min
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Flashback Friday: Warren Buffett and Profession...
<p>In today's episode we take a look at the generation before us. We have a lot that we can learn from our forebears, and I even sing about a certain "old man".</p> <p>But why are we talking about our elders? </p> <p>Well there's a specific man by the name of Warren Buffett that we discuss, along with his value of certain certifications. </p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> </p>
26 min
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and ESG with Julie...
<p>With business entering the digital world, we need to start looking into alternate populations to begin hiring from. Sure there are people of different skin colors or sexes, but what about individuals with physical disabilites or people from the autistic population. Sometimes to tackle certain situations, a different point of view can be highly beneficial.  Not only can business reach out and bring in employees from different walks of life, but companies can also look into how to treat their employees equitably. For some employees a flexible schedule would be helpful, or perhaps a cafeteria type benefits plan may work better for your employee base. </p> <p>Julie Thompson joins us today on the Jamming with Jason podcast to discuss positive ways that industry can change in many ways for the better!</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
39 min
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Flashback Friday: Assessing the Value of Learni...
<p>How do you assess the value of learning opportunities? Perhaps you may look at it as a cost per hour type of expenditure.  Well in today's episode I'm here to discuss how that is a flawed mindset and in what ways one should be looking at the various opportunities that are out there.</p> <p> Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
36 min
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The Power of Music with Joseph Young
<p>This is a fun #jammingwithjason #podcast episode because I not only get to talk about music (which I love), but I also get to connect with a childhood friend who is an award winning musician, Joseph L. Young.</p> <p>From just listening to music you enjoy, to playing an instrument, music can provide many psychological benefits such as reducing stress or getting into your "flow" state.  Music provides many outlets that can enrich one's life. Listen in to learn more about the many positive effects that music can bring to you!  </p> <p>Whatever you do, check out Joseph's music on Apple, Pandora, Spotify, pretty much anywhere you can listen to music and his website: <a href='https://josephlyoung.com/'>https://josephlyoung.com/</a> When you do, you will see the power music can have on your emotions, mindfulness, and help you transform you life.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
47 min
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Flashback Friday: Your Title Doesn't Make You a...
<p>Have you ever worked for a horrible boss? If you are like most people, a couple of faces just popped into your mind.</p> <p>We've all worked with horrible bosses who didn't use Intuitive Leadership, Neural Influence, or Mental Mastery... and it's HARD to be a leader without them, and painful for the people you work with if you don't.</p> <p>I'm talking about #leadership in this #jammingwithjason episode. Technical skills and a fancy title, doesn't make you a good leader. In fact, you may be a horrible boss and not even realize it. </p> <p>What does it take to be a leader with executive presence who can navigate through the politics, the good times, and the challenging times? Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> to find out.</p> <p>When you are ready to start practicing and getting the skills to make you successful when you get in a game time leadership situation, join the Briefing Leadership Program at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing</a></p> <p> </p>
27 min
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Corporate Quitters with Jason Mefford
<p>Yep, you read that correctly. In this special episode of #jammingwithjason the tables are turned again and you get to hear Jason interviewed on Robert Berry's Corporate Quitters podcast.</p> <p>We discuss how Jason helps people with career insurance - how you can succeed in your current job, develop the skills that help you get that promotion or new position at a new company, or even help you get a new job quicker if you happened to be laid off or fired.</p> <p>We also get into Jason's story on how he left being a corporate executive and why he does what he does now with his various businesses, and so much more. Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> to hear all the juicy details.</p>
40 min
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Flashback Friday: Traditional Internal Audit is...
<p>For the times, they are a changing in the internal audit profession.</p> <p>You can choose to stick your head in the ground and ignore what's going on, but you may end up like some CAEs who just got let go from their positions for sticking with a traditional internal audit mindset.</p> <p>In this week's podcast I share why Traditional Internal Audit is dying. We've been seeing this for years, but I share with you some recent events and evidence that prove again that this is the trend we are seeing.</p> <p>If you are still spending most of our time auditing lower level process controls and focusing on historical events and internal controls, you are probably stuck in the traditional rut and need to start working your way out by transitioning to a true risk-based internal audit methodology.</p> <p>Value-based auditing, objective-based auditing vs. risk-based internal auditing I also discuss in this episode.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>#jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast #internalaudit</p>
44 min
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New Media in Internal Audit
<p>In this episode I share a recent discussion I had on Clubhouse in The Audit Room with Tracie Marquardt, Trent Russell, and Robert Berry. See what's available and what's coming for #internalaudit media options.</p> <p>Listen to the whole #jammingwithjason #podcast episode at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
33 min
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Flashback Friday: Get Out of Your Head
<p>In today's #jammingwithjason #podcast episode we are going to talk about how overthinking and getting into your own head may be one of the worst things that you are doing.  There are certain things that you can do in order to improve your habits which will in turn improve your outcomes in life.  So join me here on the podcast where I will share some of these little life "hacks" with you so you can quit overthinking and start living! </p> <p> Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
27 min
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Agents of Change and Follow the Risk with Richa...
<p>What does it take to be an agent of change in #internalaudit? </p> <p>The times they are a changing. Are you ready??</p> <p>Well there's nobody better to talk about this topic than Richard Chambers who wrote a book on the topic and has had a 46 year career in internal audit.</p> <p>You probably know Richard from his years as President and CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors #IIA, but listen to this episode to also find out what he's up to now, and learn some other interesting things about Richard like his favorite Beatle, and the advice he'd give to the young Richard who was starting out in his career today.</p> <p>So much good information you can learn when you listen to the entire #jammingwithjason #podcast at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>Share this with everyone you know :)</p>
46 min
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Flashback Friday: Doing a Good Job Won't Stop Y...
<p>Yep, you read the title correctly. Performing an excellent audit, following all of the standards, and writing a great report won't stop you from getting fired. In fact, sometimes that is what gets you fired.</p> <p>To understand what usually does get you fired, and how to avoid the land mines, take a listen to this episode.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason13'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason13</a></p> <p>#internalauditpodcast #internalaudit #internalauditwebinar #chiefauditexecutive #influence #communication</p>
26 min
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Improving Relationships with Zach Olinger
<p>This is another tables are turned episode, where I am interviewed by Zach Olinger for his #podcast The Real Zach Olinger Podcast.</p> <p>We talk about relationships, what can go wrong, how to improve them and some practical tips that you've probably never considered when thinking about relationships both professionally and personally.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
46 min
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Flashback Friday: Welcome to the Jungle of Onli...
<p>Seems like everyone and their dog is now offering online training saying the equivalent of "We got everything you want honey, We are the people that can find whatever you may need. If you got the money, honey we got your disease."</p> <p>I've been in the online space now for about 10 years, and I know all the different words people use may be a little confusing to know exactly what you are getting.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I do a little public service announcement (PSA) to help you hack your way through the jungle by explaining what certain words mean in the online space, what you can expect by the words used, and three questions to ask yourself before you register or purchase online webinars or course... so you know what you are getting and don't get surprised.</p> <p>Online vs. virtual. Learning vs. training. Webinar vs. course. On-demand, forum, summit, in-person... and the list goes on... I discuss each, so you are better prepared to find exactly what you need in the online space.</p> <p>If you are interested in a learning platform that was around long before the pandemic, and will be around long after, check out cRisk Academy: the largest on-demand, webinar, and certification learning platform for internal auditors. </p> <p>Join thousands of professionals getting technical, soft-skills, certifications, and community though cRisk Academy. Lifetime access, 30-day money-back guarantee, and an online community included with all on-demand courses.</p> <p><a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf</a></p>
28 min
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Assessing the Value of Learning Opportunities
<p>How do you assess the value of learning opportunities? Perhaps you may look at it as a cost per hour type of expenditure. </p> <p> Well in today's episode I'm here to discuss how that is a flawed mindset and in what ways one should be looking at the various opportunities that are out there.</p> <p> Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
36 min
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Flashback Friday: Moving from a CPE Mindset to ...
<p>Many professionals get caught in a CPE mindset when it comes to professional development. A CPE mindset will not get you promotions or new positions. In the knowledge revolution, we have to become lifelong learners - those concerned with learning and growing each day, week, and month - not just completing hours of random CPE each year. Find out how to switch mindsets, increase your likelihood of having your training requests approved, and some questions you can ask yourself to be proactive with your learning opportunities.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
31 min
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Bouncing Ideas off Others to Reduce Dangerous S...
<p>We're going to be talking about how sometimes we get stuck in some "self-talk" and how talking with other people and getting outside input can lead you to answers that are actually helpful to you!</p> <p>Hal Garyn will be joining us for this podcast to also shed some light onto what many CAEs have been telling him regarding what they have been going through.  </p> <p>Not only are a lot of people becoming a little more insecure due to the COVID lockdown, but some of these echo chamber type situations can lead to a bit of paranoia seeping it's way into our field of work. </p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
26 min
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Flashback Friday: The Difference a Little Extra...
<p>Most people do just enough to get by... But what can be achieved with just a little bit of extra effort?</p> <p>In today's episode I share some real life stories along with a story regarding "The Greatest of All Time".</p> <p>The people in these stories got results, and with a little application you can too!</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
19 min
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The Future of Work with Greg Hutchins
<p>With technology rapidly becoming more advanced, along with a rapidly changing economy, what do we as humans bring to the table when it comes to doing work?</p> <p>Due to this proliferation of technology in the workplace, what kinds of things can you be doing to stay relevant and ahead of this technological curve?</p> <p>We are joined with Greg Hutchins, an engineer who has been dedicated to studying the future of job markets and the evolution of work.</p> <p>Get a copy of Greg's book: Working It Disruption Rules: COVID Edition, on Amazon at: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08X3SBD2F/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1'>https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08X3SBD2F/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1</a></p> <p>Greg Hutchins is the founder of <a href='http://800Compete.com'>800Compete.com</a>, <a href='http://WorkingIt.com'>WorkingIt.com</a>, <a href='http://CERMAcademy.com'>CERMAcademy.com</a>, <a href='http://QualityPlusEngineering.com'>QualityPlusEngineering.com</a>, and other startups. Greg Hutchins is the risk evangelist who coined the expression Future of Quality: Risk®.</p> <p>Greg's company, <a href='http://CERMAcademy.com'>CERMAcademy.com</a>, is the developer of Certified Enterprise Risk Manager® (CERM). CERM is based on the trademarked approach of Risk Based, Problem Solving and Risk Based, Decision Making®. CERM introduced the ERM approach of architecting, designing, deploying, and assuring™ risk controls.</p> <p>Greg Hutchins PE CERM is also the principal professional engineer Quality + Engineering - international supply and quality management firm. He has written best selling books on global ISO standards and risk management. Greg is the author of ISO 9000 (best selling - translated into 8 languages published through John Wiley), Value Added Auditing, ISO 31000: Enterprise Risk Management, ISO Risk Based Thinking, Risk Based Thinking, Supply Management Strategies (APICS, ISM, ASQ endorsed and used in certifications), and Standard Manual of Quality Auditing and more than a dozen article international books.</p> <p>Several Hutchins' books include: - Supply Chain Risk Management - ISO 31000:2018 Enterprise Risk Management - Risk Based Thinking - Risk Based Auditing:Using ISO 19011:2018 - Factory and Sourcing Checklists - Value Added Auditing:4th Edition - Operational Excellence Handbook:An Enterprise Approach - Supply Management Strategies: 3rd Edition</p>
50 min
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Flashback Friday: Get Out of Your Head
<p>In today's #jammingwithjason #podcast episode we are going to talk about how overthinking and getting into your own head may be one of the worst things that you are doing.  There are certain things that you can do in order to improve your habits which will in turn improve your outcomes in life.  So join me here on the podcast where I will share some of these little life "hacks" with you so you can quit overthinking and start living! </p> <p> Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
27 min
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Getting Words to Work with Sara James
<p>Are your audit reports effective? Are you communicating your findings in a clear and concise manner?  Sometimes our reports can be written in a watered down way that ends up diluting the points we're trying to make. </p> <p>In today's #jammingwithjason #podcast episode we speak with Sara James who can shed some light on how we can better utilize the words we use in our report writing.   Sara has a background in languages and literature who has studied and taught at universities in France, U.S.A and U.K. Having then moved into IT and Finance, Sara turned her focus to internal audit. Currently she runs a business called "Getting Words to Work" that is centered around internal audit report writing.</p> <p>Reach out to Sara and connect on her website: <a href='http://www.saraijames.com'>www.saraijames.com</a> or on LikedIn. </p>
47 min
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Flashback Friday: What Got You Here, Won't Get ...
<p>Ultimately you are the one responsible for your career advancement. Recent surveys show employers are investing less in the training and development on their employees (e.g. 80% of employees state their employer does not offer training, and 86% of workers feel their manager is not skilled in developing employees). Ouch!</p> <p>The truth is, what got you to where you are now, won't get you to where you want to be. Achieving your goals and career aspirations will require you obtaining experience, training and certifications different than what you currently have, to move on to the next level. But our personal and professional development is also just not about moving to the next level. You need those thing even in your current role as the world changes and moves forward.</p> <p>In this episode we discuss results from a recent survey and steps you can take to determine what you need to get where you want to go.</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>To download and read the survey mentioned in this episode: Pulse of the American Worker: Special Report - The Future of Work, Career Expectations and Skills: http://news.prudential.com/presskits/pulse-american-worker-special-report.htm</p> <p>To fill out your application for membership in the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum visit: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>If you are ready to start investing in yourself, check out the technical and soft-skill training options through cRisk Academy, the #1 video on-demand and certification training platform for internal auditors. They offer video courses and certification from one hour to multiple day-formats, and you receive a CPE certificate for each training.</p> <p>cRisk Academy On-Demand Training: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/</a></p>
24 min
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Warren Buffett and Professional Certifications
<p>In today's episode we take a look at the generation before us. We have a lot that we can learn from our forebears, and I even sing about a certain "old man".</p> <p>But why are we talking about our elders? </p> <p>Well there's a specific man by the name of Warren Buffett that we discuss, along with his value of certain certifications.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
26 min
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Flashback Friday: Balancing Work / Life Commitm...
<p>With the removal of the work / life compartmentalization the world of covid can affect our productivity quite a lot.</p> <p>From finding workspace at home, raising children, internet bandwidth issues, and dealing with life in general, adaptability is key. </p> <p>Today we're joined by Dawn Vogel who will share tips with us on how to handle this added stress of working at home. </p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
43 min
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Professional Associations are Pre-Historic Dino...
<p>In today's episode we discuss how professional associations are becoming a thing of the past.  These Associations, like The Shriners or Rotarians... Or a certain Internal Audit related one... Are not meeting the needs of the public and membership is waning. </p> <p> To join a consistent, confidential community of Chief Audit Executives mentioned in this episode, visit: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a> and schedule your call to see if it's right for you.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
31 min
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Flashback Friday: I Get By With a Little Help F...
<p>The Beatles were right when they said "I get by with a little help from my friends." In fact the only way we get by is with help from our friends. Sometimes we get the idea we need push forward and do everything ourselves. I get it. We are taught to be independent and do things ourselves. This was engrained in me my whole life.</p> <p>The truth is, we all need the help of others and need to be there to help others. In fact, if you don't think you need help... you probably needs the most help. Also, the further we get in our career, the more we need help, but the less we reach out.</p> <p>Trying to do the job alone often leads to stress, emotional, psychological, and even physical pain. Yes, you'll hear how I broke my hand trying to do it by myself, and also a story of a bricklayer trying to do the job alone that I heard almost 30 years ago that has stuck with me ever since.</p> <p>I even need your help, and when you listen, you'll find out how.</p> <p>If you are a #CAE and are ready for a little help from your friends, schedule you call to join the CAE Forum at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
26 min
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When to Get Help in Fraud Investigations with G...
<p>A man who has been on both sides of the fence, as well sitting on the fence itself when it comes to fraud investigation, Guido Van Drunen has a great wealth of experience with plenty of information to share in today's episode!</p> <p> From running investigations in South Africa, Madagascar, Greece, United States, The EU and more we cover a vast list of mistakes to avoid and helpful tips to use while running your own fraud investigations. </p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
57 min
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Flashback Friday: The Importance of Having Comm...
<p>This week's episode is a little different. We talk about baseball and having community in your life. We aren't talking about networking: shaking hands, passing business cards, and then leaving. We are talking about making real human connections that develop into friendships and a sense of community that is there to support each other. If you don't have a sense of community in your personal and professional life, it's time to get it now.</p> <p>There is a community for #ChiefAuditExecutive that you may not know about: the CAE Forum. When you are ready for a consistent, confidential community of like-minded #CAE schedule you call to join at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</p> <p> If you'd like to experience the tribute to Tyler Skaggs that I saw at the Los Angeles Angel's game, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKZHGXepzY</p>
20 min
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What's Holding Most Chief Audit Executives Back
<p>There are some common problems and mistakes holding most #chiefauditexecutive back from elevating #internalaudit in their organizations, and moving into executive presence where they are perceived as a #trustedadvisor.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I discuss these mistakes and how #CAE can take action to move their career and the profession of internal auditing forward. If you are a CAE, this is a must listen episode. If you are not a CAE, please listen and share with your CAE. You will still get tremendous value from the information to help in your career.</p> <p>If you are a CAE and serious about joining a consistent, confidential community with other CAEs so you can reduce the stress in your job, are ready to elevate the status of internal audit in your organization, and improve your executive presence, the CAE Forum is for you.</p> <p>And really wouldn't you rather have less stress than continue doing it all by yourself?? Of course you would!</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>Schedule your call to join the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application during April 2021. <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>You can also watch a more extended video version of this discussion on that page.</p>
49 min
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Flashback Friday: Go From Being One of the Team...
<p>I'm talking with my friend Bruce Turner again about his recent book "Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership" in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast.</p> <p>The role of #internalaudit team leaders is being reshaped to accommodate the recognition of Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) as trusted advisors within the C-suite. This requires team leaders to transition to a higher level by providing practical, meaningful ideas to optimize internal audit’s value proposition through attuned, balanced, and credible day-to-day audit engagement activities.</p> <p>His book provides fresh, timely, and higher-level insights on the expanding role of team leaders, and the need for them to deliver internal auditing services on a day-to-day basis that optimize the value proposition for the benefit of internal audit’s stakeholders.</p> <p>Bruce Turner, has more than 40 years of practitioner and leadership experience in internal auditing, including being the Chief Audit Executive at several organizations. He has recruited dozens of new auditors into internal audit roles throughout his career and watched proudly as their careers blossomed.</p> <p>You can find his book on Amazon: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088YTMHD6/'>https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088YTMHD6/</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
35 min
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Ask Better Questions with Robert Berry
<p>In todays episode we're joined with Robert Berry to discuss how to ask better questions. By asking better questions we will end up getting better answers which will allow us to perform better audits. </p> <p>From overcoming the fear of looking stupid or the fear of failing, to taking an interest in the people around you, you will be able to communicate better with others and thus ask better questions and advance your career!</p> <p>To get all of the secrets for how to ask better questions, get better answers, and perform better audits, get a copy of Robert's book at: <a href='https://thatauditguy.com/ask-get-perform-book/'>https://thatauditguy.com/ask-get-perform-book/</a> reach out to him on LinkedIn or through his website: <a href='https://thatauditguy.com/'>https://thatauditguy.com/</a></p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
37 min
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Flashback Friday: Invest in Yourself or Nobody ...
<p>As we move forward in our career it's easy to wake up one day and realize we haven't really invested in ourselves in years. I know, cause I've been there too. We get so busy dealing with the day-to-day stresses on our job, trying to balance life-work commitments that we don't take time to invest in ourselves. We become dependent on our employer to provide or pay for training, and when that doesn't happen we usually stop taking the time for personal development. After all, we have so much else on our plate, and we don't believe we "have" the time or money.</p> <p>In this episode, I discuss two "gods" of the strings that we can learn a lot about how to become an expert in our craft. It takes, blood, sweat and tears ... of daily / weekly / monthly consistent dedication ... and a mindset to "make" the time or money investment in ourselves. Learn how these two individuals put in the time to become icons of their instruments.</p> <p>If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to make time and invest in yourself. If you don't do it, nobody else will think it's important either. When we do invest, we may not become "gods," but the sky in definitely the limit on what we can accomplish.</p> <p>For complete show notes and downloads related to this episode, visit: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
32 min
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Get Out of the Echo Chamber
<p>You're in an echo chamber and probably don't even realize it. In this #JammingwithJason #podcast episode we look into how your echo chambers are probably holding you back in realizing your potential, and how you can break free.</p> <p>I'm also sharing some thoughts on the recently released 2021 North American Pulse of #InternalAudit report. Take a listen and then read the report for yourself. Choose what to believe and what not to believe. Most importantly, make your own decisions and stop letting other people tell you what to believe and what to do. </p> <p>True freedom comes when you free your mind.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
43 min
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Flashback Friday: Your Title Doesn't Make You a...
<p>Have you ever worked for a horrible boss? If you are like most people, a couple of faces just popped into your mind.</p> <p>We've all worked with horrible bosses who didn't use Intuitive Leadership, Neural Influence, or Mental Mastery... and it's HARD to be a leader without them, and painful for the people you work with if you don't.</p> <p>I'm talking about #leadership in this #jammingwithjason episode. Technical skills and a fancy title, doesn't make you a good leader. In fact, you may be a horrible boss and not even realize it. </p> <p>What does it take to be a leader with executive presence who can navigate through the politics, the good times, and the challenging times? Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> to find out.</p> <p>When you are ready to start practicing and getting the skills to make you successful when you get in a game time leadership situation, join the Briefing Leadership Program at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing</a></p>
27 min
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Balancing Work / Life Commitments When Working ...
<p>With the removal of the work / life compartmentalization the world of covid can affect our productivity quite a lot.</p> <p>From finding workspace at home, raising children, internet bandwidth issues, and dealing with life in general, adaptability is key. </p> <p>Today we're joined by Dawn Vogel who will share tips with us on how to handle this added stress of working at home. </p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
43 min
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Flashback Friday: Community and Coaching
<p>In order to really learn we need knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. Abilities come from taking knowledge and skills we acquire and through reflection and application figuring out how to apply them to our situation and circumstance for our benefit. We then fully learn through repetition and experience actually doing those things.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I dig into why this is so important and how we do this.</p> <p>I've read thousands of books in my life, but the knowledge does no good if I stop with reading the book (knowledge). The great Bruce Lee said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”</p> <p>The fastest way to transform knowledge into action and wisdom is by joining a community of like-minded people, and investing in coaching.</p> <p>If you are serious about lifelong learning and transforming yourself for your success in life and your career, listen to learn how to turbo-charge your learning.</p> <p>If you are a #chiefauditexecutive and ready for a community of like-minded peers and coaching, join the #CAE Forum: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>If you are in #internalaudit and was a community of like-minded peers, join the cRisk Academy Facebook group: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/groups/criskacademy/'>https://www.facebook.com/groups/criskacademy/</a></p> <p>The documentary about the community of musicians in Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles that I mentioned in this episode is called: Echo in the Canyon. Well worth a watch if you love music like I do :)</p> <p>#lifelonglearning</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
24 min
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Developing Relationships to Get a Seat at the T...
<p>Where does Internal Audit report? How does this affect your independence and how can you use this to be able to lead an effective internal audit group? Getting a seat at the table is built upon what value you bring to the organization as well as what percieved future value you will bring as well.  Professional relationships are going to be one way that we can raise awareness to the value that we provide, and these relationships may go beyond our direct report.    In today's episode we meet again with Hal Garyn to discuss how to develop professional relationships to help further your career. </p>
27 min
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Flashback Friday: Control any Conversation in a...
<p>Have you had a conversation this last month that just didn't go the way you expected??? If you're like most people I'm sure you have. Might have been at work, might have been in your personal life ... and I'm guessing with the holidays coming there are some conversations you aren't looking forward to with family, friends, or maybe that staff member you need to deliver a difficult message to about their performance.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I share how you can control any conversation, get people to take action, and make quicker, better decisions.</p> <p>Listen to the entire episode at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>Imagine how much more confidence you will have when you know exactly what to say and do so you can control any conversation ... even in a remote work environment. When you are ready, join us in the Briefing Leadership Program at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing</a></p>
39 min
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Lessons from a CAE with Mike Joyce
<p>In today's episode we speak with Mike Joyce. We learn about volunteer opportunities that can gain you useful knowledge in your audit career, along with interdepartmental symbiosis that can allow for a much smoother audit process. </p> <p>If you still want even more. Then you will definitely want to tune in to hear Mike's advice to newer auditors, or his pointers for auditors that are aspiring to become CAEs. </p> <p>Mike Joyce is the Chief Auditor and Compliance Officer with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association in Chicago. He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Institute of Internal Auditors.</p>
40 min
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Do You Have Career Insurance?
<p>You already understand the benefits of having health insurance when those unexpected situations come along, but do you have career insurance?? </p> <p>When that inevitable career "stroke" or "heart attack" comes along you don't want to be left holding the bag on your career, do you?</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason episode I'm sharing what you need to create your own career insurance. You are already managing #risk so why not manage your #careerrisk</p> <p>For a Chief Audit Executive, belonging to the CAE Forum is one way of adding some career insurance for those tough challenges every CAE eventually experiences, and it's much more affordable than health insurance.</p> <p>You can keep doing what you are doing, or you can join a consistent confidential community of like-minded CAEs that comes with executive coaching. Which will have the best impact on your career? The choice is up to you.</p> <p>If now is the right time for you, whatever you do check out: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a> and schedule a call, but don't just take my word for it, see the benefits others have experienced by being a part of the CAE Forum on the website.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
43 min
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Do You Have Career Insurance?
<p>You already understand the benefits of having health insurance when those unexpected situations come along, but do you have career insurance?? </p> <p>When that career equivalent "stroke" or "heart attack" comes along you don't want to be left holding the bag on your career, do you?</p> <p>In this episode I discuss some of the ways you can get career insurance.</p> <p>For a Chief Audit Executive, belonging to the CAE Forum is like having career insurance for those tough challenges every CAE eventually experiences, and it's much more affordable than health insurance.</p> <p>You can keep doing what you are doing, or you can join a consistent confidential community of like-minded CAEs that comes with executive coaching. The choice is up to you.</p> <p>If now is the right time for you, whatever you do check out: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a> and schedule a call, but don't just take my word for it, see the benefits others have experienced by being a part of the CAE Forum on the website.</p>
43 min
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The Breakfast of Champions is Your Morning Routine
<p>The key to getting every day started off right is having a good morning routine. If you are showing up for work already exhausted before the day even starts, perhaps it's time to think about incorporating a positive morning routine to get you through the day feeling relaxed and confident. In this episode we share our morning routines and give you some practical advice for how you can develop and practice your own morning routine that'll make you a champion.</p> <p> #fireandearthpodcast</p> <p> Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p>
33 min
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Executive Presence for Chief Audit Executives w...
<p>Some people have it, and some people don't. Do you walk into a room and command presence? Do people give you their full undivided attention? </p> <p>If you are a Chief Audit Executive, you are going to want to tune in for this one! </p> <p>Today we are joined with Hal Garyn to discuss Executive Presence, what it is, how important it is, and how YOU can increase your executive presence. </p> <p>If you are ready for an executive development program to help you increase your executive presence, consider joining the CAE Forum where you have access to confidential advisors, and a consistent community of like-minded peers.</p> <p><a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>To download the paper Hal wrote on Executive Presence for Chief Audit Executive, visit: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeb-paper-03'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeb-paper-03</a></p>
21 min